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    Between the Bear and the Dragon: Kazakhstan at the UN Security Council
    Feb16

    Between the Bear and the Dragon: Kazakhstan at the UN Security Council

    Kazakhstan, the newest member of the UN Security Council, faces a difficult test. It must balance relations with its two powerful neighbours – Russia and China – while maintaining sovereignty and also engaging with several partners.Download the article (PDF)On New Year’s Day, Kazakhstan became a non-permanent member of the UN Security...

    Putting Security into Prime Minister May’s New Industrial Strategy
    Feb16

    Putting Security into Prime Minister May’s New Industrial Strategy

    Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed post-Brexit industrial strategy is commendable. However, the UK must avoid the pitfalls of an overly mercantilist policy, especially when it comes to dealing with China.Download the article (PDF)The UK prime minister’s Green Paper on a new industrial strategy was written ‘to provoke debate’...

    The Nuclear Fallout of Trump’s Possible Détente with Putin
    Feb16

    The Nuclear Fallout of Trump’s Possible Détente with Putin

    A Russian tank participates in military exercises in 2013. Photo via kremlin.ru, CC BY-SA 4.0. While the new US administration should be looking for areas of cooperation with Russia where possible, it should do so without compromising the United States’ principled stance on Ukraine. Any such compromise will have grave repercussions not only...

    Kyiv, Rebels Agree on Weapons Pullback
    Feb16

    Kyiv, Rebels Agree on Weapons Pullback

    Nationalist-led blockade on goods coming from rebel zone threatens to cripple heavy industry. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Counter-Radicalisation at the Coalface: Lessons for Europe and Beyond
    Feb16

    Counter-Radicalisation at the Coalface: Lessons for Europe and Beyond

    Europe is on a high state of alert after several terror attacks – and more are thought to be in the pipeline. So which strategy should governments adopt to address radicalisation and prevent future attacks? Download the article (PDF)As the number of planned and realised terrorist attacks against Europe continues to grow, there are increasing...

    Turning From Flynn to the Russians
    Feb16

    Turning From Flynn to the Russians

    By George Friedman As you know, I have been dubious about the Michael Flynn affair. So let’s turn it around and assume that there was a major Russian intelligence operation underway intended to help elect and then control the president of the United States. This would certainly justify the angst in The New York Times, whereas the national...

    Ukraine: ICRC delegates monitor conditions of detention
    Feb16

    Ukraine: ICRC delegates monitor conditions of detention

    Video | Every two to three months, we visit people detained in relation to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, in prisons run by Ukrainian authorities. In this short video, our delegate Chyngyz Rayimbekov, discusses why we visit detainees and what we do during …read more Source: International Committee of the Red...

    Protecting Eastern European Journalists, Before It’s Too Late
    Feb16

    Protecting Eastern European Journalists, Before It’s Too Late

    More than half a year after the death of journalist Pavel Sheremet, his colleagues are frustrated about the apparent lack of progress in finding his killers. From Hromadske. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Tread Carefully with the New US Administration
    Feb16

    Tread Carefully with the New US Administration

    Donald Trump by Michael Vadon, September 13 2016, Aston PA, via FlickrBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 414, February 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The new US administration is far more sympathetic to Israel than was its predecessor, but we must avoid taking steps from which there is no return. The Middle East is not Washington’s sole focus...

    Ukraine seeks extradition of aviation enthusiast sentenced by Russia for ‘spying’
    Feb16

    Ukraine seeks extradition of aviation enthusiast sentenced by Russia for ‘spying’

    Ukraine has initiated the extradition proceedings which could get Valentin Vyhivsky returned to Ukraine well over two years after he was seized by armed paramilitaries in Russian-occupied Crimea, held in Russia incommunicado for 8 months and then sentenced in a closed Russian court to 11 years’ imprisonment for alleged spying. …read...

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